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November 11, 1992
An Antelope Valley man who was on PCP when his truck hit and killed a Caltrans employee working on a freeway was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in state prison for vehicular manslaughter, but not before getting an emotional berating from the victim's widow. "You have placed a far greater sentence on me than anything this court could give you today," a tearful Norma J. Buser told Scott Ellis III, 43, of Lake Los Angeles.
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December 25, 1997 | THOMAS SCHULTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Panorama City man was killed on the Harbor Freeway Tuesday night when an allegedly intoxicated motorist struck the man and then fled the scene, said California Highway Patrol spokesman John Tye. Police said the victim might have been examining a 1984 Pontiac Fiero that was stopped in a southbound lane of the freeway when he was struck by a 1997 Ford sports utility vehicle driven by Charles Norman. The victim's name was not released Wednesday pending family notification of his death.
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March 2, 1996
A 34-year-old man was sentenced to 705 days in jail after pleading no contest to drunk driving and violating his probation for three previous convictions--including two for drunk driving, officials said Friday. Manuel Reyes Garcia was also placed on five years' probation by Van Nuys Municipal Judge A. Gregg Marcus, who scheduled a March 25 hearing to determine if Garcia's 1985 Ford pickup truck should be impounded, Deputy City Atty. Charles Aguado said.
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March 2, 1996
A 34-year-old man was sentenced to 705 days in jail after pleading no contest to drunk driving and violating his probation for three previous convictions--including two for drunk driving, officials said Friday. Manuel Reyes Garcia was also placed on five years' probation by Van Nuys Municipal Judge A. Gregg Marcus, who scheduled a March 25 hearing to determine if Garcia's 1985 Ford pickup truck should be impounded, Deputy City Atty. Charles Aguado said.
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December 25, 1997 | THOMAS SCHULTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Panorama City man was killed on the Harbor Freeway Tuesday night when an allegedly intoxicated motorist struck the man and then fled the scene, said California Highway Patrol spokesman John Tye. Police said the victim might have been examining a 1984 Pontiac Fiero that was stopped in a southbound lane of the freeway when he was struck by a 1997 Ford sports utility vehicle driven by Charles Norman. The victim's name was not released Wednesday pending family notification of his death.
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November 11, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Antelope Valley man who was on PCP when his truck hit and killed a Caltrans employee working on a freeway was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in state prison for vehicular manslaughter, but not before getting an emotional berating from the victim's widow. "You have placed a far greater sentence on me than anything this court could give you today," a tearful Norma J. Buser told Scott Ellis III, 43, of Lake Los Angeles.
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November 26, 1994
Three men were killed and several people were injured in two accidents apparently involving drunk drivers Thursday night and early Friday. Two drivers were in custody, police said. About 2:45 a.m. Friday, a collision between two cars on Sunset Boulevard at McCadden Place in Hollywood left one driver dead, the other driver in custody suspected of drunk driving and a passenger in the suspect's car critically injured.
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November 18, 1994 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Los Angeles County's largest-ever coordinated effort to get intoxicated motorists off the road, a coalition of law enforcement agencies will simultaneously stage drunk-driving checkpoints at 24 locations tonight. Police expect to nab between 500 and 1,000 drunk drivers from Malibu to Long Beach, starting after sundown. The efforts will be dedicated to the memory of La Habra Police Officer Michael Osornio, who was killed when a drunk driver plowed into his police car on Halloween night.
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September 4, 2013 | By Jason Wells
An 18-day crackdown on drunk driving across Los Angeles County resulted in 2,313 arrests, authorities said. That total was up compared with the same period last year, when 2,098 DUI-related arrests were made, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The latest crackdown saw increased DUI patrols and a ramped-up schedule of checkpoints in cities across the county starting Aug. 16 and ending on Labor Day, officials said. Beefed up anti-DUI efforts are also planned for the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays, officials said.
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December 28, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Eleven people died in traffic accidents on Los Angeles County freeways over the long Christmas holiday weekend, the California Highway Patrol reported Thursday. Statewide, there were 41 fatalities during the CHP's maximum enforcement period, from 6 p.m. Dec. 21 to midnight Tuesday. The number of holiday traffic deaths was higher than in 2000, when the CHP reported seven fatalities countywide and 33 in California.
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November 26, 1994
Three men were killed and several people were injured in two accidents apparently involving drunk drivers Thursday night and early Friday. Two drivers were in custody, police said. About 2:45 a.m. Friday, a collision between two cars on Sunset Boulevard at McCadden Place in Hollywood left one driver dead, the other driver in custody suspected of drunk driving and a passenger in the suspect's car critically injured.
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November 18, 1994 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Los Angeles County's largest-ever coordinated effort to get intoxicated motorists off the road, a coalition of law enforcement agencies will simultaneously stage drunk-driving checkpoints at 24 locations tonight. Police expect to nab between 500 and 1,000 drunk drivers from Malibu to Long Beach, starting after sundown. The efforts will be dedicated to the memory of La Habra Police Officer Michael Osornio, who was killed when a drunk driver plowed into his police car on Halloween night.
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November 11, 1992
An Antelope Valley man who was on PCP when his truck hit and killed a Caltrans employee working on a freeway was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in state prison for vehicular manslaughter, but not before getting an emotional berating from the victim's widow. "You have placed a far greater sentence on me than anything this court could give you today," a tearful Norma J. Buser told Scott Ellis III, 43, of Lake Los Angeles.
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November 11, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Antelope Valley man who was on PCP when his truck hit and killed a Caltrans employee working on a freeway was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in state prison for vehicular manslaughter, but not before getting an emotional berating from the victim's widow. "You have placed a far greater sentence on me than anything this court could give you today," a tearful Norma J. Buser told Scott Ellis III, 43, of Lake Los Angeles.
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January 10, 1991 | JOCELYN STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Agoura Hills man accused of beating a Pittsburgh Steelers fan at a Raiders' game has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said Wednesday. Shane C. Geringer, 20, was arrested about 12:30 a.m. Saturday by deputies who saw him driving erratically on Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas, Deputy Susan Cross said. "They observed him come to a stop for a red light and all of a sudden he just drove through it," Cross said.
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August 6, 1993 | KURT PITZER
In an effort to help reverse a summertime increase in drunk-driving incidents, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies plan to set up sobriety checkpoints tonight in Agoura Hills and Calabasas. Checks will be conducted between 6 p.m. tonight and 2 a.m. Saturday, first in Calabasas and then in Agoura Hills, said Deputy Hugh Wahler of the sheriff's Lost Hills/Malibu Station. The locations of the checkpoints, which will be moved once within each city, were not disclosed.
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